Emmanuel Sanders Injury Update: Probable But Limited Fantasy Value

September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) makes a catch against New York Jets defensive back Kyle Wilson (20) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Emmanuel Sanders is probable for Week 3 against the Raiders. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Sanders missed practice Wednesday, but was a full participant Thursday and Friday and there's no indication he'll miss the game. He has seven receptions for 88 yards this season.

Fantasy Impact: Despite getting plenty of game action in 3-WR sets (he played 59% of offensive snaps in Week 2), Sanders is firmly entrenched as the slot receiver, and is no threat to siphon stats away from Antonio Brown or Mike Wallace. He belongs on the bench or waiver wire most weeks, but is useful insurance in deeper leagues.

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